Environmental Coordination Services
Environmental Coordination Services was established to coordinate the environmental review process in Placer County. This office ensures that projects in environmental review stay on track with timeframes established by both the County and State of California. Questions can be directed to Maywan Krach (530-745-3132) or EJ Ivaldi (530-745-3147) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current projects are listed below in both alphabetical order and by Board of Supervisors district. This listing does not include projects that are exempt from environmental review or ministerial projects such as Variances, Building Permits, some Minor Use Permits, etc. A hardcopy of these listings are also available at the Placer County Community DeDevelopment Resource Center public counter)
Board of Supervisor districts: District Map
A Pre-Development Meeting is mandatory for all projects requiring a Conditional Use Permit, Subdivision (over 4 lots), General Plan Amendment, Rezone, or Specific Plan prior to submittal of an Environmental Questionnaire, which is the first step in processing a new development application in the unincorporated areas of Placer County. A voluntary Pre-Development Meeting can also be requested for other permits such as Variances, Parcel Maps, Minor Use Permits, etc.
Purpose of Pre-Development Meeting:
- Improve communication between the project applicant and County staff
- Eliminate the repetitive review cycles that could otherwise occur during the environmental review process
- Inform the applicant about technical studies and information required before an Environmental Questionnaire will be accepted for filing
- Applicant completes the Predevelopment Meeting Request Form and submits it along with a detailed project description, conceptual site plan, and the required fee to Environmental Coordination Services. The site plan must be 8-1/2" x 11" (or folded to that size).
- County schedules the Pre-Development Meeting within two to four weeks of application submittal.
- County will provide the applicant with detailed checklists from all relevant land use departments (noted below) identifying the technical information and special studies required to submit an Environmental Questionnaire. Supplemental information will be provided describing the level of detail required.
- Air Pollution Control District
- Building Services Division
- Engineering and Surveying Division
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Health Services
- Fire Department
- Flood Control District
- Planning Services Division
- Sheriff's Department
For those projects not subject to a Pre-Development Meeting (Parcel Map, Variance, Minor Use Permit), please refer to the "Environmental Questionnaire for Minor Land Divisions (Page 6) for information required to complete the environmental review process.
For further information, contact Maywan Krach at 530-745-3132, or by email to email@example.com.
- Initial Project Application:
- Pre-Development Meeting Request
- Environmental Questionnaire (Standard)
- Environmental Questionnaire (Minor Land Divisions only)
Additional information may be required to complete the environmental review process. (See Page 6 on the Environmental Questionnaire for Minor Land Divisions)
The current Department of Fish and Game (DFG) fees for the Notice of Determination filing are:
- Negative Declarations - $2,206.25 (includes the DFG fee of $2,156.25 and the current $50 Recorder's fee)
- Environmental Impact Reports - $3,045.25 (includes the DFG fee of $2,995.25 and the current $50 Recorder's fee)
Effective January 1, 2014, the DFG fees will increase to:
- Negative Declarations - $2,231.25 (includes Recorder's fee)
- Environmental Impact Reports - $3,079.75 (includes Recorder's fee)